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  • Nominees for 2010 IIFA Awards

    The nominees have been announced for the Micromax IIFA Awards 2010 at the Videocon IIFA Weekend in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Paa, Love Aaj Kal and 3 Idiots lead the tally for the popular category nominations.

    The IIFA Awards is the biggest South Asian media event

    After a successful year for Indian cinema with stellar performances at the box office, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced the nominees for the IIFA Awards 2010. The 11th celebrations of the Videocon IIFA Weekend and Micromax IIFA Awards will be held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo from June 3rd – 5th, 2010.

    The popular categories of the Micromax IIFA Awards 2010 include Best Film, Best Direction, Performance in a Leading Role – Male & Female, Performance in a Supporting Role – Male & Female, Performance in a Comic Role, Performance in a Negative Role, Music Direction, Best Story, Best Lyrics and Best Playback Singer.

    The nominations were released as a result of the industry voting for the Micromax IIFA Awards in March. Results of the industry voting were audited by PriceWaterhouse Coopers, the auditing firm for the IIFAs and the Oscars. The online voting for the Awards will go live on www.iifa.com as of the 10th of May, 2010 and will be open to audiences of Indian Cinema, across the world. The voting will end on the 1st of June, 2010. The results of the online voting would determine the winners of the popular category, which would be announced on stage at the Micromax IIFA Awards presentation ceremony in Colombo at the multi-purpose, Sughathadasa Stadium.

    Reflecting the successes of the Indian Film Industry from the year gone by, 3 Idiots, Wanted, Kaminey, Paa and Dev D are vying for the title of Best Picture, while the Best Direction category nominations comprise, Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots), Anurag Kashyap (Dev D), Ayan Mukherji (Wake Up Sid), Vishal Bharadwaj (Kaminey), Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal) and R. Balki (Paa).

    The actors nominated this year for Performance in a Leading Role – Male are Aamir Khan for 3 Idiots, Amitabh Bachchan for Paa, Saif Ali Khan for Love Aaj Kal, Salman Khan for Wanted, Shahid Kapoor for Kaminey and Ranbir Kapoor for Wake Up Sid. The winner for Performance in a Leading Role – Female will be chosen between Kareena Kapoor (3 Idiots), Priyanka Chopra (Kaminey), Deepika Padukone (Love Aaj Kal), Vidya Balan (Paa) and Mahie Gill (Dev D).

    Amitabh Bachchan said at the inauguration of the 2010 IIFA’s,

    “The Indian film industry has its own history and its own values. And its been made up through the contribution of some huge stalwarts and geniuses and we cannot diminish that.”

    He added, “They have all contributed to what Indian cinema is today. Yes I am part of this fraternity and I feel very privileged that I am asked to represent it in some manner.”

    Commenting on the nominations for IIFA 2010, Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft said, “Colombo, Sri Lanka marks the second decade of IIFA, with the best of Indian cinema being showcased. The nominees for the Micromax IIFA Awards 2010 are a compilation of the best work from the previous year and the suspense and celebration of these worthy nominations will undoubtedly create another magical IIFA.”

    As always, the IIFA Weekend, Sri Lanka will be a culmination of mega events that brings Indian cinema to the world. The IIFA Weekend includes the high-profile FICCI IIFA Global Business Forum, the IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza, the IIFA Foundation Celebrity Cricket Match, World premieres of Indian films, IIFA Film Workshop and the climax of the Weekend, the spectacular IIFA Awards. The IIFA Awards is the biggest South Asian media event and is considered among the most-watched annual global events.

    The events of the VIDEOCON IIFA Weekend are expected to boost tourism in the host region of Colombo, Sri Lanka and attract extra visitors from all over the world. More than 500 luminaries from the Indian film industry will travel to the region for this spectacular event. The event will be broadcast globally by STAR TV to reach nearly 500 million viewers in 110 countries.

    The Nominees for the IIFA 2010 Nominations are:

    Best Film
    Vidu Vinod Chopra- 3 Idiots
    Boney Kapoor – Wanted
    Anurag Kashyap & Ronnie Screwvala – Dev D
    Vishal Bharadwaj & Ronnie Screwvala – Kaminey
    Sunil Manchanda & AB Corp -PAA

    Best Direction
    Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots
    Anurag Kashyap – Dev D
    Ayan Mukerji – Wake Up Sid
    Vishal Bharadwaj – Kaminey
    Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
    R.Balki – Paa

    Performance in a Leading Role – Male
    Aamir Khan – 3 Idiots
    Amitabh Bachchan – Paa
    Saif Ali Khan – Love Aaj Kal
    Salman Khan – Wanted
    Shahid Kapoor – Kaminey
    Ranbir Kapoor -Wake Up Sid

    Performance in a Leading Role – Female
    Kareena Kapoor – 3 Idiots
    Priyanka Chopra – Kaminey
    Deepika Padukone -Love Aaj Kal
    Vidya Balan – Paa
    Mahie Gill – Dev D

    Performance in Supporting Role- Male
    Sharman Joshi – 3 Idiots
    Irrfan – New York
    R. Madhavan – 3 Idiots
    Abhimanyu Singh – Gulal
    Abhishek Bachchan – Paa
    Rishi Kapoor – Love Aaj Kal

    Performance in Supporting Role- Female
    Kalki Koechlin – Dev D
    Arundhati Naag – Paa
    Divya Dutta – Delhi 6
    Supriya Pathak – Wake Up Sid
    Kirron Kher – Kurrban

    Performance in a Comic Role
    Omi Vaidya – 3 Idiots
    Ajay Devgn – All The Best
    Johny Lever – De Dana Dan
    Govinda – Life Partner
    Sanjay Dutt – All The Best

    Performance in a Negative Role
    Boman Irani – 3 Idiots
    Amol Gupte – Kaminey
    Prakash Raj – Wanted
    Kay Kay Menon – Gulal
    Arya Babbar – Jail

    Music Direction
    Shantanu Moitra – 3 Idiots
    A.R.Rehman – Delhi 6
    Pritam – Love Aaj Kal
    Amit Trivedi – Dev D
    Vishal Bharadwaj – Kaminey

    Best Story
    Abhijat Joshi,Raj Kumar Hirani & Vidu Vinod Chopra – 3 Idiots
    Ayan Mukherji – Wake Up Sid
    Anurag Kashyap & Vikramaditya Motwane – Dev D
    Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
    R.Balki – Paa

    Best Lyrics
    Swanand Kirkire – 3 Idiots
    Prasoon Joshi – Delhi 6
    Irshad Kamil – Love Aaj Kal
    Gulzar – Kaminey
    Amitabh Bhattacharya – Dev D

    Playback Singer – Male
    Shaan – Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who (3 Idiots)
    Mohit Chauhan – Masakali (Delhi 6)
    Sonu Nigam – All Izz Well (3 Idiots)
    Atif Aslam – Tu Jaane Na ( Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani)
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Aaj Din Chadiya (Love Aaj Kal)
    Sukhvinder Singh & Vishal Dadlani – Dan Te Nan (Kaminey)

    Playback Singer- Female
    Shreya Ghoshal – Zoobi Doobi ( 3 Idiots)
    Kavita Seth – Ek Tara (Wake Up Sid)
    Rekha Bharadwaj – Sasural Genda Phool ( Delhi 6)
    Sunidhi Chauhan – Chor Baazari (Love Aaj Kal)
    Shilpa Rao – Moodi Moodi ( PAA)
    Tulsi Kumar – Hafiz Khuda (8X10 Tasveer)

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